Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
God has given each of us our 'marching orders'. Our purpose here on Earth is to find those orders and carry them out. Those orders acknowledge our special gifts.
We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.
Marian Wright Edelman
Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on the planet.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think about my own death, and I think about my own funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy ... tell them not to mention that I have a Nobel Peace Prize ... that I have three or four hundred other awards. I'd like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others.... Say that I was a drum major for justice ... for peace ... for righteousness ... I just want to leave a committed life behind.
People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't.
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
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